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Bebe Rexha, Amber Riley, and Naya Rivera went on to have successful careers after getting rejected from "American Idol."

10 stars who were rejected from ‘American Idol’ but found success anyway

Celebrities like Chrissy Metz and Colbie Caillat tried their hand at auditioning for the reality singing competition.
Katy Perry channeled her inner Disney villain.

Katy Perry channeled her inner Disney villain by dressing as Ursula on the red carpet

The singer attended the Disney-themed night of "American Idol" wearing an intricate Ursula-inspired costume.
Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell in 2005.

All the ‘American Idol’ judges in history, ranked

With the 16th season of "American Idol" premiering soon, INSIDER ranked every single judge who has ever been on the show.
Brian Dunkleman attending Fox's "American Idol" finale in 2016.

Former ‘American Idol’ host Brian Dunkleman slams the ‘human barnacles’ shaming him for now being an Uber driver

Brian Dunkleman used to co-host "American Idol" and now he drives Uber. In a series of tweets, the ex-host replied to TMZ's reporting of his new job.
Tori Kelly auditioned for "American Idol" when she was a teen.

10 famous singers who were rejected by ‘American Idol’

Some find success outside of singing competitions. From Naya Rivera to Tori Kelly, here are the famous singers who were rejected by American Idol.
Carrie Underwood became one of the most successful contestants from "American Idol."

10 surprising things you probably didn’t know about ‘American Idol’

Here are some surprising "American Idol" fun facts that you probably didn't know in honor of the show's upcoming 17th season.
Simon Cowell.

Simon Cowell has reportedly been hospitalized after a bad fall at his home

"American's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell had a bad fall at his home in London on Friday and has been hospitalized.

Ryan Seacrest was originally asked to be a judge on ‘American Idol’ — here’s how he became its star host instead

When Ryan Seacrest went in for his "American Idol" host audition, they sat him down and asked him if he'd want to be a judge.

Ryan Seacrest will probably take a pay cut to host the revived ‘American Idol’

ABC reportedly won't match the $15 million salary Ryan Seacrest made while hosting "American Idol" at Fox.

How Ryan Seacrest went from local radio DJ to one of the most famous TV hosts ever

Ryan Seacrest is the official new cohost of "Live" with Kelly Ripa, just one of the many jobs Seacrest has taken on in recent years.